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Lilium lankongense

Lily

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.75m to 1.25m
  • Spread0.2m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPale pink spotted dark red
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid green

Description

Lilium lankongense (Lily). This perennial herb has oblong to lanceolate leaves which are about 10cm. The flowers are racemes of red-pink fragrant blooms spotted purple blooming in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Western China

Interest and use

Grown for their often fragrant, brightly coloured flowers. Makes a good container plant.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH4.5 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will need good drainage. Some prefer alkaline soil, others will not tolerate it. They all prefer the sun, but make sure the roots are deep to keep them cool. They can be propagated by means of offsets from the main bulb or seeds.

Propagation

Seed in autumn or spring, by bulb scales in summer or by stem bulbs (where present) in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Viruses, fungal diseases, leather jackets and lily beetle may cause problems.

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